Simone Pond

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Pond writes hard-to-put-down, action-packed books for young and new adults. Visit simonepond.com for more information.

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Simone Pond I'm currently working on the fourth book in the series that I'm hoping to launch sometime this summer. After that, I'm not sure. I usually don't know…moreI'm currently working on the fourth book in the series that I'm hoping to launch sometime this summer. After that, I'm not sure. I usually don't know until my characters start telling me they have more things they want to do. They're relentless. :)(less)
Simone Pond I just keep writing, even if it's horrible. I know I can always go back and edit. Editing is where the real writing magic happens.
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I haven't posted in a while because I've been too dark. I decided to drive up to Ojai — my favorite place on earth — to get right with myself, and God. There's something magical up here in these mountains.

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“There is a time for everything… a time to be born and a time to die… a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance… a time for war and a time for peace.”
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